Harmonica Lessons


Harmonica Lesson: Blues Harp Shuffle (Big Walter Horton)

By Alex Paclin ~ Big Walter’s Shuffle is one of my favorites. Memorable licks, notes played using the rolled R, fast tremolo effect, all of these and more define Big Walter’s style. (Tab and lesson details below the video. If you’re struggling with bends check out JP Allen’s How to Bend Notes page to get the basics down first.) [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Tutorial: Mellow Down Easy by Little Walter

By Alex Paclin ~ Hi everybody! In this tutorial I made a big accent on the sound and the nuances Little Walter uses. Here we go through the intro which is a repeated pattern and the solo. The tabs for it are down below. Here’s the tabs for Mellow Down Easy, how it is on the record. In another [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band – Hoo Doo Man Blues

By Michael Rubin ~ Here’s your chance to learn, listen or jam along with the songs from Hoo Doo Man Blues by Junior Wells. I’ve included which key harmonicas you’ll need below the videos. (Note: apologies if these videos don’t play in your country, that’s out of our control. If you’re in the US you should be able to [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Greenback Boogie (Harmonica Cover & Tab)

By Alex Paclin ~ Greenback Boogie is a modern bluesy song made popular by the TV show Suits, here’s my harmonica cover version of it (tab and playing tips below): Greenback Boogie Key: Bb Harmonica -2” -2” -2” -2” -2” -2” -2 -2” -2” -2 -2” -2” -2” -2” -2” -2” -2 -2” -2” -2 -2” -2” -2” -2” [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Lesson: My Babe by Little Walter

By Will Wilde ~ In this lesson I’ll break down how to play the classic song “My Babe” by Little Walter. Here we go… About My Babe -My Babe is a blues Standard written by Willie Dixon, based on the traditional gospel song “This Train (Is Bound For Glory)”. -It was a number one R&B hit single for Walter [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Jessie J – Bang Bang (Harmonica Cover & Tab)

By Alex Paclin ~ “Bang, bang” is a very fun song to play on the harmonica. I used the Marine Band A harmonica and played in the key of B, which is the 3rd position. Jessie J – Bang Bang, Tab ||: -1 -1 -2′ -3″ -3 -4 4 4 4 4 4 -1 -1 -2′ -3″ -3 -4 [&hellip... Continue Reading »

How to Play Jingle Bells on Harmonica in 5 Steps (Steps 1 to 3)

By Hal Walker ~ JP Allen at harmonica.com invited me to create a short video to teach the holiday favorite, Jingle Bells.  Being the guy that I am, I turned that short video into a 5-part instructional series called “The Five Steps to Jingle Bells.”  This free (Youtube) series very simply lays out the Hal Walker method of learning [&hellip... Continue Reading »

How To Climax a Harmonica Solo Using All Draw Notes (Will Wilde)

By JP Allen ~ If you haven’t already discovered the mind-blowing effect of all draw blues riffs, Will Wilde’s 9-minute video lesson below might be the most important blues/rock harmonica lesson you’ll ever take. Who the heck is Will Wilde? He a five-time nominee of the British Blues Awards for best harmonica player. ‘Nuff said. His playing speaks for [&hellip... Continue Reading »